Living in Harold Wood area information and guide

Harold Wood area overview

Harold Wood is a district in outer London very close to the boundary with Essex. The area is named after the very same King Harold who received an arrow in the eye at the Battle of Hastings. The area is pretty well connected by transport, having its own junction worth the M25 orbital motorway and a train station which runs into Liverpool Street in about 40 minutes.

The area has a few interesting things going on, most notably the new Crossrail Station that will open in 2017. It'll take commuters right into Bond street in the same time it currently takes them to get to Liverpool Street, so a small but meaningful change in commute. Connected to this is the massive development of nearly 500 homes on the former site of Harold Wood Hospital which will significantly intensify the feel of the area.

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Key statistics for
Harold Wood RM3

Rentonomy Ratings1
Shopping & Leisure:
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People Profile1
Largest Age Group:
Largest non-UK nationalities:
Stressed Borrowers
< 20 years old
Republic of Ireland, India, Germany
Rentonomy ratings are based on actual data

What areas are there in Harold Wood?

Harold Wood contains the following neighbourhoods defined by Rentonomy:

  • Harold Wood (RM3 0)
  • Harrow Crescent (RM3 7)
  • Charlbury Crescent (RM3 8)
  • Ingrebourne Avenue (RM3 9)
Note: most expensive / cheapest postcodes based on weekly rental values for a 2 bed property

Transport in Harold Wood

Stations Lines Nearest Central Terminus1
Harold Wood
National Express East Anglia
Liverpool Street (28 min)
Gidea Park
National Express East Anglia
Liverpool Street (24 min)
Emerson Park
National Express East Anglia
Liverpool Street (36 min)
National Express East Anglia
Liverpool Street (17 min)
Upminster Bridge
Embankment (56 min)
Embankment (58 min)
Tower Hill (28 min)
Embankment (53 min)
Elm Park
Embankment (51 min)
Dagenham East
Embankment (48 min)
Chadwell Heath
National Express East Anglia
Liverpool Street (25 min)
Dagenham Heathway
Embankment (45 min)
National Express East Anglia
Liverpool Street (23 min)
Oxford Circus (42 min)
Grange Hill
Oxford Circus (40 min)
Oxford Circus (40 min)
1Central Terminus represents one of the six most common destination stations in Central London through which all London Underground lines pass. No termini are shown for Overground Stations as mostly these don't have stops within the West End

Information on the people

Largest Age Group: < 20 years old
20 - 29
30 - 39
40 - 49
50 - 69
60 - 74
Largest Non-UK Nationality: Republic of Ireland

Republic of Ireland

25% of non-UK born population


9% of non-UK born population


6% of non-UK born population

Type: Stressed Borrowers

The biggest group here are middle aged people renting or owning in council areas, many of whom are over-stretched with debt.

Source: Experian

Places in the local area

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